2 Sisters Food Group and car retailer Listers have been ranked among the UK's largest privately owned companies.
The pair are among 16 businesses from across the Midlands which feature in the 15th annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table which ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the biggest sales.
Birmingham-based 2 Sisters is run by husband and wife team Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan and the group includes brands such as Harry Ramden's fish and chip chain and Giraffe restaurants, recently acquired from Tesco.
It ranked in seventh place with sales of £3.14 billion.
Stratford group Listers is co-owned by Terry Lister and Keith Bradshaw, the current High Sheriff of the county of West Midlands, and has been in business since 1979.
It was placed in 48th spot with sales of £1.09 billion while Warwickshire energy group First Utility is making its first appearance in the countdown.
The other West Midlands companies to featured are:
- Excavator manufacturer JCB, based in Rochester, 14th place, £2.51 billion in sales
- Online bookmaker bet365, Stoke-on-Trent, 26th, £1.65 billion
- Conglomerate Rigby Group, Stratford, 27th, £1.62 billion
- Care provider Healthcare at Home, Burton-upon-Trent, 36th, £1.42 billion
- Retailer and food distributor AF Blakemore & Son, Willenhall, 39th, £1.27 billion
- Car dealer Greenhous, Shrewsbury, 60th, £889 million
- Energy supplier First Utility, Warwick, 64th, £848 million
- Frozen food retailer Farmfoods, Birmingham, 76th, £796 million
- Component manufacturer Doncasters, Burton-upon-Trent, 99th, £637 million
The 16 Midland companies together achieved sales of £20.7 billion and profits of £1.5 billion in their last financial year, collectively employing more than 100,000 people.
Nationally, household names such as manufacturer Dyson, optician Specsavers and airline Virgin Atlantic are all included.
The league table is sponsored by HSBC and business adviser Linklaters and is compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events company. It will be published this weekend.